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PhD in Education & Life Long Learning 

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Aoife Joy Keogh

E-mail: (opens in a new window)aoife.keogh@ucdconnect.ie

Thesis Title: An exploration of students' experiences of literacy education within urban DEIS contexts and their impact on educational trajectories and progression into higher education in Ireland.

Thesis supervisor: Dr Deirdre McGillicuddy

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Amalia Fenwick 

Thesis Title: Power2Progress: A school-based student intervention to enhance academic performance, self-efficacy and sense of belonging during senior cycle in a sample of Irish DEIS secondary schools

Thesis supervisor: Prof. Judith Harford & Assoc Prof. Billy Kinsella


Christine Lennon


Ciara Nic Carthaigh


David Martyn 

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Eóin MacMaoilir

E-mail: (opens in a new window)eoin.macmaoilir@ucdconnect.ie 

Thesis Title: Understanding the Challenges of Diversifying Initial Teacher Education

Thesis supervisor: Dr Declan Fahie & Dr Shane Bergin


Eva Hollmann


Geraldine Noonan 


Hannah Stynes


Jieqing Xiao 


Liam Fogarty


Liang Shuo

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Louise O Reilly

E-mail: (opens in a new window)louise.o-reilly.1@ucdconnect.ie 

Thesis Title: Perspectives on Partnership: A crititcal realist exploration of the charactersitics and determinants of a multi-level partnership in action in the curriculum review of senior cycle education in Ireland, 2027 - 2019

Thesis supervisor: Dr Conor Galvin


Natasha Kiely Fennelly


Niall Costello 


Oonagh McCaul


Pamela O'Brien


Raghad Abushammala


Shane Cusack


Sorcha Browne

PhD in Children and Youth Studies


Andrea Maynard 

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Edwina Mulcahy

E-mail: (opens in a new window)edwina.mulcahy@ucdconnect.ie 

Thesis Title: Children’s experiences of the digital divide from the perspective of children’s rights

Thesis supervisor: Dr Gabriela Martinez Sainz


Fiona Collins


Fiona O'Shea


Jessica Daminelli 


Sara Ponce


Seán Gleasure

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Yuxuan Shi

E-mail: (opens in a new window)yuxuan.shi1@ucdconnect.ie 

Thesis Title: The exploration of children's participation in the Chinese public primary school context

Thesis supervisor: Dr Deirdre McGillicuddy, Prof Dympna Devine

Professional Doctorate in Educational Psychology

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Emma Stack

Thesis Title: The Lived School Experience of Siblings of Autistic Children

Thesis supervisor: Dr Grainne Ni Dhomhnaill


Cillian Egan

Thesis Title: Integrated Education in a Divided Society: Northern Ireland

Thesis supervisor: Dr Jennier Symonds & Dr Laura K. Taylor

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